Visiting and Non-Degree Students

Southern welcomes students year-round to study as a visiting or non-degree seeking student.  To get started, please complete the Visiting Student Application, there is no application fee.  You will receive a response in 1-3 business days requesting a valid photo ID to complete your application processing.

Have you taken classes or applied to Southern previously?  

You do not need to complete this application to continue studying as a non-matriculated student, please contact the Registrar's Office to reactivate your account.

Non-Matriculated Status

Visiting and non-degree seeking students have a non-matriculated status.  Non-matriculated students may register for courses on a part-time basis only, are subject to the policies of the university, but are not eligible for financial aid or on-campus housing.  All students must meet any course requirements to register, but departments also have the right to exclude or restrict non-matriculated student registration for courses in their program.

Registration Guidelines

If you have not yet completed a bachelor’s degree or higher, as indicated on your application, you may study at the undergraduate level on a part-time basis (less than 12 credits).  These courses will be applied to your undergraduate transcript and you will be billed at the undergraduate tuition and fee rate.  Prior to attempting 30 credits, you must apply for matriculated status through the Admissions Office to continue either on a part-time or full-time basis.

If you have previously completed a bachelor’s degree or higher, as indicated on your application, you may study at the undergraduate or graduate level on a part-time basis (less than 9 credits).  These courses will be applied to your graduate transcript and you will be billed at the graduate tuition and fee rate.  A maximum of 9 credits taken as a non-matriculated student may be applied to a graduate program.  You may apply for matriculated status through the Graduate Admissions Office to continue either on a part-time or full-time basis.

See the Calendar for the registration dates for non-matriculated students and follow the instructions above on How to Register for classes.

Academic Advisement

If you require assistance with course prerequisites, permissions, or have questions about degree requirements, please contact advisement@southernct.edu.